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Sunday, July 03, 2022

Sweet Songbirds, Artistically Inked, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

I ran across this fun card on Pinterest. My Chrome had an update and I lost the link where I found this card. So if you know who made it, please let me know so I can give that person credit. But from what I could tell, there was no name on the card and there was no link for the instructions. I had to wing it! No pun intended!! LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White. My Tahitian Tide card stock is down to about 1/2 sheet left. I did order a full pack. I ordered the multi-colored in-colors package to see which colors I would be using the most of.  This is one of them. Though I think when I do get the package of card stock, I would probably still be using a 1/4 sheet instead of a half-sheet just to save on it.  After all, it's going to be around for a couple of years.  Anyway, this card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Tahitian Tide was cut for the layer.

Then a 3-3/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Basic White was cut for the focal piece. I used the "Basic Borders" die to cut it on the bottom so it measured closer to 3-1/8". 

I also cut a 3-3/4" x 3" piece of Tahitian Tide Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the in colors 6" x 6" package and it will be taped behind the Basic White piece and the piece will measure 3-3/4" x 5" when it's all done.

I stamped the birds on a piece of Basic White card stock using So Saffron for the left one and Tahitian Tide for the right one. Their beaks were punched using Pumpkin Pie card stock. The bird on the left was punched out along with it's wing and the bird on the right was fussy cut and the wings were punched out.

I stamped the branches using Soft Suede ink. I stamped one on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock that I would fussy cut after the leaves were added. The leaves were stamped using Old Olive ink and then stamped again using Parakeet Party ink. The little flowers were stamped using Highland Heather ink. I colored them in using my Wink of Stella pen.

The birds feet were stamped using Crumb Cake ink. And the eyes were stamped using black Memento ink.

After fussy cutting the branch with leaves, I set it in place on the front of the card but I didn't affix it yet. I needed to make sure everything had room on that piece. Once everything was looking good, I affixed the pieces.

The words are from the "Artistically Inked" set and were stamped using black Memento ink.  The original card didn't have any words on it but this card looked like a friendship card to me. 

This was a fun card but it had a lot of pieces to keep track of!  But it was easy enough to make and I could see myself making another one sometime!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's friendship card,
Wanda


Saturday, July 02, 2022

Happiness Abounds, Hues of Happiness, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Today's card was a very fun one to make. I was drawn to this card because of that tiny little strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I just loved the look of it. I found this card on Pinterest and you can see the original card here

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. I cut the sheet of cards stock on the 8-1/2" side so after cutting it measured 4-1/4" x 11". I used Basic White to save on my Pool Party card stock. The white doesn't cost as much as the colored and with prices on everything on the planet going up I am trying to save where I can. It still looks pretty this way!

I cut my Pool Party piece of card stock at 5-3/8" x 4-1/8". I taped it on the front of the card.

Then I cut a 5" x 3-7/8" piece of Basic White. On top of that Basic White piece is a piece of DSP from the "Hues of Happiness" 12" x 12" package.  It's another one of those cards where I used some busy DSP. I cut the DSP at 2-1/8" x 3-1/4".  I marked the sides at 1-7/8" on the right and 3" on the right. I cut them from mark to mark. Then I cut the tiny strip about 1/4" wide, maybe just a hair bigger. I taped both pieces of DSP to the Basic White piece.

Next I fussy cut the flower from another piece of DSP from the same package. I added Dimensionals behind it but I didn't affix the piece to the front of the card. I set it on the card for placement of the words.

The words are from the "Happiness Abounds" set and stamped them using Melon Mambo ink. Once the words were stamped I set the flower in place.  I had some enamel dots and set them in place on the card and the card was done.

This was a very fun card. I SO love that little strip. This card went together quickly and was easy to make.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop by and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Friday, July 01, 2022

Sweet Songbirds, Hues of Happiness, Birthday Card, 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found another fun card that used the busy flower Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Hues of Happiness" 12" x 12" package. I love it when busy designs can be used. I often to just bypass them because I can't find a way to use them that tones them down.  Once in a while I run across a card that takes care of that business!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. The sheet of cards stock was cut on the 8-1/2" side so after it was cut it measured 4-1/4" x 11". 

I cut the DSP from the "Hues of Happiness" package at 4" x 5-1/4". I taped it to the front of the card base.

Next I took a 3-1/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Basic White card stock. On each side I measured 3" down and made a light pencil mark. For the tip I measured 1-1/4" over from the right side and made a mark. I cut from the left mark to the bottom mark and from the right mark to the bottom mark. 

Then I stamped the branch using Soft Suede ink. The leaves were originally stamped with Parakeet Party ink but I thought it was too bright so I stamped over it using Old Olive ink. The flowers were stamped using Fresh Freesia ink. The musical notes were added using black Memento ink. 

The bird and the wing from the "Sweet Songbirds" set was stamped using Fresh Freesia ink. I punched them out with the matching punch. I also punched out a Daffodil Delight beak. I glued the beak and wing in place. I added Dimensionals behind the bird but not on the tail. I did add one to the tail, NOT a good idea!!!  I set the bird above the branch so I could see where the feet needed to be stamped.

The feet were stamped using black Memento ink and then the bird was set in place. Dimensionals were added to the back of the Basic White cut piece and it was set in place on the front of the card. The top and two sides were lined up equally (eyed equally, not measured) and the piece was set in place.

The words were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Fresh Freesia card stock. I cut the piece 3/8" x 1-1/8". Dimensionals were added to the back and it was set in place on the upper right side of the card.

The words "It's your special day" was stamped on the inside using black Memento ink. And the card was done. I didn't have the cute brass butterflies but I don't think the card needed them. It looks great the way it is.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop by and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Sweet Songbirds, Thank You Card, 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found this cute card on Pinterest. But mind didn't turn out the same because I flipped my Designer Series Paper (DSP). I didn't intend to do that and the moment the tape went on the DSP I realized I didn't want that side. But oh well, it is what it is and it's still cute!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 5-3/8" x 4-1/8" piece of Tahitian Tide card stock. On top of that was taped the DSP from the 6" x 6" In-colors stack. 

Next I cut a 2-7/8" x 4-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock for the focal piece. The first thing I stamped was the bottom branch. Then I stamped the bird and punched it out. The bird was stamped using Tahitian Tide ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I set the bird near the branch for placement of the next branch. I stamped the next branch. Both were stamped using Soft Suede card stock.

Parakeet Party ink was used to stamp the leaves. The little Tahitian Tide flowers were stamped around the leaves.

The birds feet were stamped using Mango Melody ink. And then the musical notes were added using black Memento ink. And the eyes were stamped at this time too.

I taped the wing on the bird and I glued the beak in place. The beak was punched using a scrap piece of Mango Melody. 

Dimensionals were added to the back of the bird and it was set in place on the focal piece. Then the focal piece as taped to a 3" x 4-1/4" piece of Tahitian Tide card stock. Then Dimensionals were added to the back of that and set in place on the front of the card.

The little sign was stamped using the image from the "Sweet Songbirds" set with Soft Suede ink that was stamped off once. The words were stamped on top of that using black Memento ink.

This was a very fun and quick card to make. I REALLY like the Tahitian Tide color!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's thank you card,
Wanda

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Lovely & Lasting, Happiness Abounds, Hues of Happiness, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

I found this beauty on Pinterest and thought I'd give it a try. I just can't seem to get enough of those flowers.  Mostly because I don't have to fussy cut them, there's dies for that!  Gotta love it!  I know I do!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Starry Sky card stock. This is such a pretty color. The card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut two 4" x 5-1/4" pieces of Basic White card stock. One piece was taped to the inside and the other was for the front. I took the front piece and the fun die from the "Happiness Abounds" bundle. It is an interesting die. It cuts out some parts and them just mostly cuts others. You could pull them up a bit so they curl a little. I just left them, there was too many to do that to. I taped this piece to the front of the card base.

Next I die cut the two flowers and the leaves. The one leaf was a double leaf that was cut in half. The flowers were set in place with Dimensionals and the leaves were slipped under them.

The words are from the "Lovely & Lasting" set and were stamped using Starry Sky ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock.  I used the "Double Oval" punch on the words and on the Starry Sky layer. It's a fun sort of scallopy layer. I taped the layers together and set them in place using Dimensionals.  And the card was done!

This was a very fun, quick, and easy card to make. I didn't add any embellishments, I thought with all of the openings on it, it didn't need anything else. 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

True Beauty, Awash in Beauty, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

Today I found a group of cards on Pinterest and in that group one stood out and I thought I'd give it a try. You can see the group of cards here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and taped it to the front of the card.

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Awash in Beauty" 12" x 12"package. I cut it at 2-7/8" x 2-7/8".  The layer behind it is a 3" x 3" piece of Balmy Blue card stock. I taped the DSP to the card stock. I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on the front of the card.

The strip with the words on it were cut as follows. I took a 1" x 4" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it using the "Pretty Flowers" embossing folder. I glued a 3/4" piece of DSP from the same "Awash in Beauty" package. Then I took some white Baker's Twine and tied it around the strip and made a bow.

The words are from the "True Beauty" set and were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using black Memento ink. I used the die from the "Stylish Shapes" die set on the words and added Dimensionals behind it. I set the words in place on the strip and then I glued the strip in place on the front of the card.

This was a very fun, quick, easy, and sweet card to make. I didn't add any embellishments I thought it would stick up too much because of the flower piece already being raised up.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's friendship card,
Wanda

Monday, June 27, 2022

Artistically Inked, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

One of my favorite places I love to go on the internet is "Claire Daly Creates" website. She is a very talented lady I loved this card she made so I thought I'd give it a try. You can see the original card here.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. 

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Melon Mambo card stock and I textured it using the "Pretty Flowers" embossing folder. I glued this piece to the front of the card base.

I used the largest stitched square from the "Stylish Shapes" die set on Basic White card stock.

Next I stamped the flower from the "Artistically Inked" set using Melon Mambo ink. I also stamped one using copier paper for a mask. I covered the flower with the copier paper one.

The leaves were stamped using Garden Green card stock. I stamped them twice. I set the square in place using Dimensionals.

The words are from the same set using Garden Green set. I trimmed it to 5/8" x 1-1/2". I set the word piece in place using Dimensionals.

This was a very fun, quick, and easy card to make. I love Claire's cards and anxiously await her next creation!

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop by and see today's card,
Wanda

Sunday, June 26, 2022

True Beauty, Awash in Beauty, Wedding or Anniversary Card, Stampin' Up!

I am not one who does a lot of fancy folds but I thought I'd give this one a try. You have to step out of your comfort zone now and then. I loved the colors and I could have changed it up to be a more standard type layout but I thought I'd just give it a try and hop back in my comfort zone tomorrow!!! LOL  You can see the original card here.  Plus there's instructions and templates. This fold is called a "Double Angled Gatefold" card.

So the first thing I did was I cut a piece of Tahitian Tide card stock at 11" x 5-1/2".  Then I scored each side at 3-3/8".

Next the sides were marked 1-1/4" down from the top. I cut that top area off from the score line to the pencil mark on both sides. 

The bottom was marked at 1" from the side on the bottom edge and that area was cut away from the pencil mark to the upper part of the card at the 1-1/4" mark. 

Next I cut two pieces of Basic White card stock at 5-1/4" x 3-1/8". They are cut like the side flaps of the card base, except they care marked at 1-1/8" on the top and 7/8" on the bottom. 

For the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Awash in Beauty" 12" x 12" package, the pieces were cut at 2-7/8" x 5". They were cut the same way as the card stock but marked at 1-1/8" on the upper part and 7/8" on the lower part. I had struggled with making my pieces, so what I ended up doing was I made one and then used it as a template for my second side. I did hunt for the measurements for the DSP layers but I had no luck, so I am sharing with you the measurements I used. 

Then I taped all of those layers together and taped them to the front of the card. I ended up using glue to put the layers on the card base because I wanted to be able to wiggle them around a bit to make them pleasing to the eye in the event they weren't cut exact. Mine were not cut exact and I did have to move them a bit to make it look like I cut them right! 

I cut a 4" x -5-1/4" piece of Basic White for the inside and I taped it in place.

The original card stays shut using a magnet. I didn't have any thin magnets (and if I do I don't know where I'd find them in my messy workroom!!! LOL), so I made a bellyband. I used Basic White card stock and it measures 1" x 9-3/8".  I scored it at 2-5/8" and 7".  I folded the score lines in and I glued the band shut at the ends. I did this while it was wrapped around the card to make sure I got the size right. You can glue left over right or right over left, it doesn't matter because they will be covered.

I die cut a Tahitian Tide circle using the 3rd largest stitched circle die from the "Stylish Dies" set. And I die cut a piece Basic White card stock using the next size smaller. I taped those two pieces together. I set them in place on top of the belly band using Dimensionals. Be careful to only put the Dimensionals on the bellyband and not on the circles. You could accidently attach the circle to the front of the card and you don't want that.  And no, I didn't do that, I was careful.

Next I fussy cut the flowers from a piece of DSP. I sut an extra light colored flower so I could pop it up with a Dimensional. I die cut some springs from the "True Beauty" bundle. 

There's no words on the card but it can be used for many occasions, like birthday, anniversary, wedding, thinking of you, get well, and friendship. It's a very versatile card. I'm not sure what I would use it for.  Right now I'm just glad it's finished. I thought it was a bit frustrating trying to figure out that extra top layer. I looked on YouTube and found a how to but it didn't include that extra layer. So that was my biggest struggle and time consumer making this card. I don't know if I'd ever make another one but if I do, I'll follow my instructions!!  LOL I do think it's pretty and I am glad I made it.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's fancy fold card,
Wanda


Saturday, June 25, 2022

True Beauty, Artistically Inked, Awash in Beauty, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

WOW!!! That's what I have to say about today's card. It was a lot more work than I thought it would be. You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It was recommended to use the thicker card stock, so I did.  

I used a double sided sticky sheet behind a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic White card stock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Trellis die cut from the "True Beauty" bundle. The piece tore when I tried ot remove it. So I tried it with regular card stock and not the thick stuff.  It tore too. So I ended up using just plain Basic White card stock without any sticky on it. Not a fan. I prefer it have things sticky so I can avoid gluing on small areas. 

Next I took a flower from the "Awash in Beauty" Designer Series Paper (DSP)  and it was also die cut using the trellis die.  I did make it sticky on the back.  I tried to keep all of the pieces in place. I even used two different plates on my Big Shot so I could keep everthing together. 

The words are from the "Artistically Inked" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I cut the piece 1/2" x 2-7/8" after stamping. I added Dimensionals to the back and set it aside.

Now to assemble. I added glue to the back of the trellis piece by putting glue down on my silicone mat and spreading it thin. Then I set the piece on top to pick up the glue. I had a difficult time cleaning up the glue that oozed out.  Once I got it cleaned up enough, I moved onto the flower.

I set the flower pieces in place, matching a few that had fallen out when I removed the trellis part. And a couple Basic White pieces were added for fillers. I didn't use as many as the original card because my flower was orientated differently.  Once I got it looking how I'd like it, I added the word piece.

And for a final touch, three pearls were added to the front and the card was done.

It's a pretty card but it was a lot of work.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Friday, June 24, 2022

Celebrating You, Hues of Happiness, Happiness Abounds, Anniversary Card, Stampin' Up!

I saw this card on the internet today and thought I would give it a try. What caught my eye was the color and the use of those flowers. I found that sheet of Designer Series Paper a bit too busy but here it worked! You can see the original card here

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I just couldn't see using a half-sheet of Melon Mambo for the base, it would have gotten lost. The Basic White made the Melon Mambo and DSP pop!

The Melon Mambo piece measures 4" x 5-1/4" and was textured using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. That is such a fun folder to play with. It's especially great with masculine cards. No flowers involved at all there!!! 

I cut 6" of some white crinkled seam binding ribbon that is probably retired and I taped it to the back of the Melon Mambo piece. I marked my Melon Mambo piece up from the bottom 1-1/2" on the back for reference. That way I knew I would be getting my ribbon on straight. I did use a glue dot on the ends of the ribbon to hold it down and after I got both ends on I used scotch tape to tape them in place. Then I glued the Melon Mambo piece on top of the card base. I use glue on my textured pieces because I don't feel that the tape makes enough surface contact to hold it in place. With glue, I know it's not going anywhere. I also made sure I got some glue over any ribbon showing. 

The DSP is from the "Hues of Happiness" 12" x 12" package. I cut a 2" strip from the busy flower sheet. I glued that piece in place about 1/4" from the left edge. 

The words are from the "Celebrating You" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I used the die from the "Happiness Abounds" bundle to cut that fun edge. I couldn't wrap it around my head which way to turn it and I cut it wrong three times!!!  Glad I wasn't making a bunch for a swap!!!  My words may have been as colorful as the flowers!!! LOL  So I decided to die cut the piece first and then stamp it.  No colorful words needed!! LOL  The word piece measures 1-1/4" x 2-3/4". But you can make it whatever size you need for the words you use. I set the word piece in place using Dimensionals.

I took that same ribbon and cut two 7" pieces and tied a bow. Before I pulled the bow type, I slipped in a 4" piece of silver cord and a tiny glue dot to hold the cord in place. I used glue to hold the ribbon in place on the front of the card. The orientation of my bow is different than on the original card. I did that because I wanted it to fit in the envelope without being crunched or pinched. 

I had some enamel embellishments that matched close enough so I added them to the card and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I was thrilled that I was able to use that busy DSP!! I think it would be a great birthday, get well, thinking of you, birthday, Mother's Day, friendship, or Wedding card. Very versatile!!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's anniversary card,
Wanda

Thursday, June 23, 2022

True Beauty, Eden's Garden, Sympathy or Get Well Card, Stampin' Up!

Our internet is working at the moment, so I'm going to go ahead and make a quick post. It was out for over 2 hours yesterday. The city is putting in all new curbing and road in our neighborhood and the company they hired to do "thing" are breaking things. This is the second time the internet was down and they haven't even begun to start on the street. They dug a hole in our yard for who knows what. The guy filling the hold had extra grass clumps left so he flung them under our bush. UNREAL.  Have to remember to be careful when mowing under it.  The hubby is going to have a talk with them the next time he sees them outside. 

Enough ranting (LOL) so, onto my card. Now which would you say this card is, a sympathy or a get well card?  I am planning on using it as a sympathy card. Maybe I need to save it as a get well card and make a new sympathy card that actually reads "sympathy"???  I don't think I have any current stamp sets with sympathy words so I'll have to find something that's retired.  I got my inspiration for this card from here

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens from the bottom and the fold is on the top. I cut the sheet in half on the short side so before it was folded it measured 4-1/4" x 11".

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Tahitian Tide card stock. Before I taped it in place on the front of the card base, I punched out the piece from the "Lasting Labels" punch.  

Next I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock for the focal piece. Before I stamped the flower from the "True Beauty" set, I cut a 1" x 3-7/8" piece of Tahitian Tide Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the in-colors 6" x 6" stack. 

The DSP will be taped about 3/4" from the bottom. I didn't tape it yet, I needed to stamp the flower image first. This was my second attempt because my first flower was too low and it got lost in the label. So I moved my flower up so it was a 1/2" from the top edge of the focal piece. I stamped it using Tahitian Tide ink. Then I taped the DSP in place.

I stamped the words from the "Eden's Garden" set using black Memento ink. I die cut them with the 1-5/8" circle die from the Layering Circles set. 

I took some white Baker's Twine and wrapped it around my fingers a few times and set it in place using a couple of small glue dots. Then I set the Tahitian Tide punched piece on top using Dimensionals. Then the word piece was added using Dimensionals.

I rhinestones that were close in color to the Tahitian Tide, I'm not sure what color they are, I had colored them a long time ago and it was what was left from a previous card. But they were there, they matched close enough so I used them!!  I'm just thinking of how much "stuff" I've been using and trying to use up. I still have SO much!! UGH! But I'm aware of it and trying to use it more.  I will get there!

This was a very fun, quick, simple, and easy card to make. I think it would be fun making another one using the same image but die cutting it.  Maybe!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's sympathy/get well card,
Wanda

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Sweet Songbirds, Birthday Card, Stampin’ Up!

 

OK, today I’m trying something new. Our Internet is down so I am using my phone to post on my blog. Wish me luck.

I did find today’s card on the Internet, on Pinterest but I am not able to put the link on here because this is all new and foreign to me. I will try to remember to add it later when our Internet is up and running. We are having streets redone in our neighborhood and the people are city hired to take care of some of the electrical things have ruined the Internet twice now and taking her electricity out once. So far. We have a whole summer to go. 

So, the base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. I cut a 4” x5-1/4” piece of Starry Sky card stock and taped it to the front of the card. 

Next I cut a 3-3/4” x 5” piece of Basic White card stock and taped that to the Starry Sky piece. 

The top layer is a 3-5/8” x 4-7/8” piece of Starry Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the in colors 6” x 6” stack. I taped that on top of the card front. 

For the circle I used the largest one in the “Stylish Shaped” die set. I first traced the outer edge on my Basic White card stock and die cut after I was done stamping. I used Crumb Cake ink for the branch and Granny Apple Green for the leaves. Black Memento ink was used for the musical notes. Then I die cut the circle. I added Dimensionals  to the back and set it aside. 

The bird is from the “Sweet Songbirds” set and it was stamped using Starry Night ink. I punched it out using the matching punch. I also punched a wing using the DSP and the beak using Crushed Curry card stock. I glued the wing and beak in place. I added Dimensionals to the back and set it aside. 

The words are from the same “Sweet Songbirds” set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut it with the die from the same “Stylish Shapes” set. 

To assemble the card, I added the circle. Then the bird. The words were added using tape on the right side and a couple of Dimensionals on the left. And that was it

This was a fun card to make and I hope there’s not a lot of typos here and I hope it all makes sense. The whole time I was typing this I was thinking of how I was going to add the pic. So here it goes!

I'm editing my post to include the link to where the original card came from. Click here to see that card.

Thank you ever SO much for stopping by today,

Wanda

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Happiness Abounds, Hues of Happiness, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

I not only like to make cards with lots of layers but I like to make ones with frames.  I thought it would be fun to try a frame card using the flower from "Hues of Happiness" Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the folds is on the top. 

A 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock was cut for the top layer.

I die cut the frame using two dies from the "Rectangle Stitched" framelets die set. I used the third and fourth smallest rectangles in the group of 8 in the set. I taped them using post it tape onto the card stock and then ran it through my Big Shot. I taped them together so they wouldn't shift when cutting. Then I set the frame on top of the Basic White piece for word placement.

The words are from the "Happiness Abounds" set and were stamped using Night of Navy ink. But with as dark as that ink is, black Memento ink would have been just fine too! After the words were stamped I set the frame in place using Dimensionals. I used the foam adhesive strips that are often used for shaker cards. I set it in place on the front of the card.

I die cut the flower from the "Hues of Happiness" DSP and a couple of the leaves for the bottom corner. I did add a few Dimensionals where the flower hung over the frame. I didn't want the flower to sag. I taped the leaves behind the flower and then set the flower in place on the bottom corner of the frame.

I had some candy dots left over for the embellishments. I used my dark Night of Navy Blends pen to color them in. I'm trying to use the stuff I have here before I dare invest in anything else. The embellishments seem to retire too quickly to use them all. But now I'm just adding them so I can use them up.

This was a very fun, quick, and simple card to make. It went together fast and I'm pleased with how it looks. This is a very versatile card. It can be used as a Mother's Day, Get Well, Thinking of You, Wedding or Anniversary card too!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Monday, June 20, 2022

Happiness Abounds, Art Gallery, Hues of Happiness, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

I'm still playing with the "Happiness Abounds" bundle. Perhaps because it's still sitting out on my worktable. I am loving these flowers and with the matching dies, it makes it a much easier card to make. Plus the flowers on the "Hues of Happiness" Designer Series Paper (DSP) are SO pretty.  And not to mention how quick you can whip up a card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White and textured it using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued that to the card base. 

Next I die cut two stitched rectangles from the "Rectangle Stitched" framelits. I used the second smallest one in the grouping of 8. I sponged the edges using Coastal Cabana ink. It was a tossup between that and Pool Party.  I thought Pool Party might be a bit too light and not stand out as much because of the two flowers that are Pool Party color.  I used my blending brush to "sponge" the edges. On one of them I stamped the "Happy Birthday" from the "Art Gallery" set using black Memento ink. I glued the two rectangles onto the front of the card.

The flowers from the DSP were die cut and the leaves were fussy cut. I had some ribbon that looked like the Pool Party color so I added it to my card. I just made a loop and used a glue dot to hold it down and then I took a 1-1/2" piece of the ribbon and let it stick out the bottom area to give the illusion that a bow was made and the rest of it is hiding behind the flowers. 

The flowers were added using Dimensionals. Lay them out first so you know where you want them. I started with the upper left one and set it in place, then the smaller light one on the upper right and then the large one in the center. I tucked the leaves in around the flowers.

For a final touch I added some enamel dots I had that matched. I don't always have the ribbons and other embellishments that are current, so I have been using what I have. All this stuff needs to be used up!

This was a very fun and easy card to make. I like how it turned out and would consider making more in the near future. Stampin' Up! is offering free shipping tomorrow so I think I'm going to take advantage of that and order some more of this DSP (plus a few other things UGH!!!).

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's birthday card,
Wanda